Month: September 2009
Just got this press release – I’ve always wanted to try Arctic Char.
The Oyster House (1516 Sansom Street, 215-567-7683) has just received four, 10 pound Nunavut Arctic Char, a fish rarely available on the East Coast. Often described as a cross between trout and salmon, the flavorful Arctic Char will be available on their menu for just a few short days. As the name implies, these fish swim in some of the cleanest and coldest waters next to the Arctic Circle. Their harvest season lasts only one month, which makes Arctic Char an extremely rare and special fish.
To highlight the distinct flavor and freshness of the fish, the Arctic Char will be simply prepared and served two ways: Smoked Arctic Char with pickled vegetables ($16); or Arctic Char with red wine bone marrow sauce and served with root vegetables ($31).
On Wednesday, September 9 at 9 p.m., Pub & Kitchen (1946 Lombard Street, 215-545-0350) will celebrate its first birthday with $2 drafts, $3 glasses of “End of Summer” sangria and delicious Cape May Salt oysters for $1 each. Also, Executive Chef Jonathan McDonald has teamed up with Yards Brewing Company to brew a special “One Year Anniversary Pub & Kitchen Ale” which will be tapped promptly at 9 p.m. to kick off the festivities. At 11 p.m. Betty’s Speakeasy cupcakes and champagne will be served to all.
“It’s a small gesture of our appreciation to those who’ve helped Pub & Kitchen into a great neighborhood spot this past year,” says owner Dan Clark. Managing Partner, Ed Hackett shares similar sentiment, “We’ve wanted to keep the friendly ‘corner bar’ feel and our customers have really made it happen.”